WHY CANADIANS ARE TRADING IN SANDALS FOR SNOW BOOTS THIS MARCH BREAK (YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT!)
For most parents the most wonderful time of the year is sending their children back to school but for kids the most anticipated time of the year is right around the corner. Students and teachers across Ontario will put down their books and calculators and prepare to enjoy one week of excitement and freedom. For many Ontarians travelling outside of the country might be a financial challenge this year with the American dollar soaring above the Canadian dollar. In this blog you will discover why Canadians are ditching their sandals for the winter boots and why Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario make for March Break hotspots for families and students.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
There’s no doubt that Niagara Falls, Canada is the place to be this March Break. The city offers something for everyone whether it’s a romantic winery getaway, a full 7 day adventure packed family week at the waterparks, or a three night stay seeing attractions and shows such at Clifton Hill, the Butterfly Conservatory, Bird Kingdom or a stop at the Greg Frewin Theatre for a magic show. If you’re travelling with friends and you are looking for a little R&R week or weekend then perhaps a day at the spa, malls or wineries will lighten your winter mood. Don’t forget about all the gourmet restaurants like the ‘Watermark Grill’, ‘The Rainbow Room’, ‘Windows by Jamie Kennedy’ and ‘Ponte Vecchio’ at the Fallsview Casino & Resort. If you’re looking for smaller more casual dining experience then be sure to visit restaurants like ‘Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub,’ or ‘Syndicate’ who make their own craft beer onsite. If you’re looking for a mouth-watering BBQ experience ‘Jeffro’s’ located on Queen Street offers a unique southern flare to their dishes.
Spending a week or weekend in Niagara Falls is always refreshing especially when you stop to see the Falls themselves. Exploring the Falls is jaw-dropping experience because not only will you witness the snow covered natural wonders you will also be able to view the Falls without tourists overcrowding your view. Niagara Falls is a year round visited tourist attraction however during the Winter season the crowds are not as large as they would be during the Spring and Summer. Niagara Falls is of course known for its famous geological wonders but the entire Niagara Region is known for its abundance of wineries, culinary dishes, golf courses, hotels and Bed & Breakfasts and shopping. Just a short 20 minute drive from Niagara Falls you will discover Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Known as ‘Canada’s Prettiest Town’ this historic English town offers a number of shops along their main street known as Queen Street. The street is home to many shops, boutiques, theatres, cafes and resturants. Some of the shops feature local culinary delights such as local jams, preserves, cheeses and syrups. If you have a sweet tooth there are a number of ice cream shops and bakeries located along the 1 mile road. Try on over one hundreds hats at the famous Beau Chapeau store. Explore your creative side and try on vintage finds at many mens and womens fashion boutiques.
Toronto is located a short 1 hour drive from Niagara Falls offering beautiful city sites as you enter the metropolitan city of just over 2.6 million people. This Canadian city is a must see when visiting Niagara Falls as the two cities experienced together make for one memorable adventure in Ontario. The city is filled with many attractions including the world famous CN Tower standing at 1,118ft (553 m) tall, the newly built Ripley’s Aquarium, Steam Whistle Brewery, the Theatre District, the Distillery District and museums galore including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The city is bustling with visitors throughout the year making it a must visit Canadian city stop. If you’re looking for a R&R getaway in the city there are a number of prestigious hotels and restaurants offering high tea, exquisite culinary dining experiences and breathtaking spas and retreats. Whether your are visiting Niagara Falls for the day Toronto is short drive away to continue your March break getaway. If your looking for a night out on the town the city offers hundreds of clubs and dozens of nighclubs.
Here is a helpful link to help you when booking your Toronto experience.
Here is a helpful link to help you when booking your Niagara Falls experience.